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Clifton Therapy Associates

Michelle R. Ward, LPC, LMFT

Michelle is a VA Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) certified to provide EMDR. Michelle received her M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. She's been a licensed therapist in VA since 2006. She provides outpatient therapy to adult individuals, couples & families using various therapy interventions to treat individuals with behavior, anger, anxiety & mood management issues, couples with relationship issues and families with communication and conflict problems.

Michelle is now offering Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP) for qualifying clients, provided in conjunction with Dr. Ladan Eshkevari of Avesta Ketamine Wellness. KAP is in the forefront of the recent psychedelic-assisted therapy research, found to be transformational for many experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addictive & destructive behaviors and suicidality.

Additionally, Michelle is a certified 200-hour yoga teacher through Fluid Yoga School. This area of expertise in mindfulness, movement and breath work allows for future workshop and retreat offerings.

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Carol F. Blechl, LCSW

Carol Blechl is a VA Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Carol received her MSW in clinical social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She's been a licensed provider in VA since 2005.


Carol provides outpatient therapy to diverse adult populations (18+) to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, adjustment disorders, relationships issues & situational stress.


Carol is committed to helping her clients on their unique journey toward wellness using an individualized and collaborative approach.  Her clinical methods include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Oriented Therapy, trauma informed approaches (to include both Narrative Therapy & EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training.

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